Introduction: PRINTED CNC Z AXIS for ARDUINO Projects or Small Router, Printer.
A small Z axis slider for small your small projects.
It use a nema 14 stepper and simple components.
You can buy the mechanical kit here: http://www.cnc4newbie.com
Or you can buy from your local hardware store.
Download the STL files from my thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:760793
1x ABS slider
1x ABS body
2x 6" rod 5/16" diameter or use 8mm and adjust the holes with a 8mm drill
1x 5" threaded rod 1/4-20 or use 6mmx1mm and adjust the coupler
1x 1/4-20 nut or 6mmx1mm nut if you use metric threaded rod
1x coupler, it must match the threaded rod and the motor shaft, you can print one!!
4x flat head 3mm x 8mm screw
4x flat head 4mm x 14mm screw
4x 4mm nuts
1x flange bearing 6mm x 12mm
4x set screw 4mm x 5mm
1x aluminum 2"x3" front plate with 7 4mm threaded holes
1x nema 14 stepper
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EXCUSE FOR MY ENGLISH!!
Step 1: Video!!
Sorry for the bad quality video!!
Step 2: ABS PARTS
Print the ABS parts, make attention for not warping the parts.
Step 3: Assembly
start to assemble the parts.
First insert the nut and place the thread rod.
Install the coupler.
Step 4: SLIDER
Insert the bearing in the body.
Install the slider/threaded rod in the bearing.
Step 5: MOTOR
Now install the motor with the 4 flat head 3mm screws.
Step 6: SMOOTH RODS
now it's time for the smooth rods.
If the holes in the body or slider are to tight, adjust with a 5/16" drill or 8mm drill if you use 8mm rod.
Set the 4 small set screws, don't over tight!!
Step 7: FRONT PLATE
Mount the front plate with 4 flat head 4mm screws and nuts.
The nuts are mount in the hexagonal under the slider.
Step 8: VOILA!!
Now you have a nice slider for your arduino or small cnc projects!!
Hope you like!!